Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) together with other patients’ associations that treat rheumatologic diseases recognized worldwide are meeting next 9th and 10th of October to find solutions to osteoarthritis.
It is estimated that 242 million people have osteoarthritis in the world and the number of patients is increasing.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that affects both the cartilage and the bone and soft tissue of the joint. Globally, it is estimated that 242 million people have osteoarthritis.
Despite its social impact, osteoarthritis is seen as a distant pathology, only associated with old age. However, the reality is that it not only affects the elderly. With an increased life expectancy and the change of societal attitudes towards a more active lifestyle in which the practice of sports is commonplace, the cases of arthrosis are beginning to be detected in other younger risk groups such as postmenopausal women, sports persons and even young people.